Ghoulfriends Forever (Monster High #1) by Gitty Daneshvari
Publication Date: September 5th 2012
Genre: Childrens/YA Paranormal
Ghoulfriends Forever is a brand-new Monster High series, introducing three new monster characters. As new students, the trio must navigate the bewildering array of cute monster boys, established cliques, and monster-rific subjects like Mad Science, G-ogre-phy, and Physical Deaducation.
As if that weren't hard enough, something strange and sinister seems to be happening at the school. Popular girls like Frankie Stein and Cleo de Nile are acting weird-and all signs point to everyone's new favorite teacher, Miss Sylphia Flapper. Can the new GFFs expose the fave as a fraud, or will they succumb to peer pressure?
I just absolutely love Monster High and this book made it so much more real for the book worm that I am ha-ha. This new series is so much more true to what Monster High is and it was so much fun seeing this world get turned into words for us fans to read.
In this book some things seem a little different from the webseries like this school is actually a boarding school. However, other than that it stays very true to the show and very true to the characters.
In the beginning we get to meet Rochelle Goyle as it’s moving in day for the freshmen. So we get a tour of the school from Miss Sue Nami (love her character) and the description of the monsters world is so amazing it'll make the child in you flutter with joy. After we get to meet her the chapters alternate between her and two other characters, Venus McFlytrap and Robecca Steam.
I really enjoyed reading about all of them and getting to know them better. Its’ really cool to see that there is a series out there that isn't about the main group of monster’s from Monster High, it’s nice to see the side characters step up to the plate. Rochelle has to be my favorite, I love her culture and her constant following of rules. Her species follows a moral code and they are very knowledgeable of facts and it was fun being behind her eyes. She was absolutely sweet and her caring side got her into some sticky situations.
Venus was my second favorite. I love her punk style with her half shaven head. She is one that truly stands out to me. Not only does she have a punk look but she's got a hippie heart as she is a plant species so she has her heart on saving the planet. Then lastly you got Robecca, I liked her but I didn’t connect to her or fell for her character. She seemed a bit immature for me and her constant at being late for things kind of got to me. Yes, that's her personality, being late for things but that side of her personality didn’t boat well for me. Other than that she started to grow on me.
Now the little crushes going on throughout the book they are sweet and perfectly innocent which will put a smile on your face. I loved Rochelle's struggle with being apart from her boyfriend who lives in Scaris and I enjoyed the sweet Cyclops that is there to protect Robecca from any harm. And there is a lot of harm as the students in school begin to change and start to worship this new teacher.
Overall I enjoyed this and any fan of Monster High will love this or at least enjoy the fact that it got turned into words for us. It was a blast to see this world in another way and I can't wait for the next book to come. The only thing that made me sad about this was that we didn't get a reason why the school is being targeted. So the mystery will be running into the next book.
Happy Reading Y'all!